DigInVT.com offers a portal to finding authentic Vermont food and farm experiences. It launched in 2011 as a platform for Vermont food and farm organizations to combine their membership information in a sophisticated tool for visitors to Vermont and travelers within Vermont.
The list of organizations participating in the site has grown over the years. The current list is:
As you browse our listings, you will see each place marked with the organizations to which it belongs.
The Vermont Fresh Network manages daily activity for DigInVT.com.
To be included on this site, the appropriate Council member has verified that all listings met the following criteria:
*The Vermont Fresh Network, Vermont Grape and Wine Council, and Vermont Farms Association modified this criteria to better fit their membership (see below).
Vermont Fresh Network: Restaurant Criteria - 1) Purchases food products from at least four farmers, producers or processors who are members of the Vermont Fresh Network, 2) 15% of annual food purchases must be Vermont grown or produced food stuff, 3) At any time of the year the menu must contain Vermont products that represent 3 of the 6 USDA food categories (USDA Food Groups: Fats, Oils, and Sweets / Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese / Meat, Poultry, Fish, Beans, Eggs, and Nuts / Vegetables / Fruits / Breads, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta)
Vermont Fresh Network: Farmer Criteria - Has at least one purchasing agreement with a restaurant who is a member of the Vermont Fresh Network.
Vermont Grape and Wine Council: 100% of the wine must be made in Vermont and at least 75% of the production volume of wine must be made from Vermont grown grapes or fruit.
Vermont Farms Association: Offer the opportunity for visitors to come onto the farm for an agricultural educational experience. Any products served or offered for sale should feature that farm's product(s) with as much as possible originating in Vermont.